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Whole Sikh Lamb Kebabs (VRP 400)

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Vintage Recipe Box 400 comes to us from Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It is a large white metal box that measures 12” D x 5.5” W x 4” H and has a metal tag that says “American Home Menu Maker.” According to my research, the box was sold in multiple colors for $1 and included 212 “basic recipes” for an additional $.50. (See the image below, which is an order form to purchase the box.)

At this time, we do not know anything about the history of the box.

We do show that this box came to us with another box, but at this time, we are not sure if the same person owned them or if the eBay seller grouped them.

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Whole Sikh Lamb Kebabs

Whole Sikh Lamb Kebabs

Whole Sikh Lamb Kebabs (VRP 400)


    Have the butcher cut 3 pounds boned tender lamb into 6 large pieces and split them about halfway through. Mix together 2 cups yoghurt, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 coriander seeds, cracked, 1 clove and ½ teaspoon ground cardamom. Rub the meat well with the mixture and let it stand for at least 1 hour. Chop 1 onion very finely and brown it in 1 stick or ½ cup butter. Add ½ teaspoon ground ginger and brush the meat with the onion butter. Thread each piece of meat on a small skewer and cook the skewers over charcoal or under the broiler, basting them frequently with the remaining onion butter, and then with a mixture of ½ cup heavy cream and enough ground saffron to give it color. Serve crisp.

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